Die Antwoord, South Africa’s sensational alternative hip-hop artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion!
Die Antwoord was formed in Cape Town in 2008 by rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser (often stylized as ¥O-LANDI VI$$ER) and DJ Hi-Tek. Their musical and visual style incorporates elements of ‘zef’; a South African counterculture movement that’s modern, trashy, and that appropriates out-of-date, discarded cultural elements. Yo-Landi said, “It's associated with people who soup their cars up and rock gold and shit. Zef is, you're poor but you're fancy. You're poor but you're sexy, you've got style.” Their vocals are in 3 languages (Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English) and the band describes its work as “documentary fiction” and “exaggerated experience” with the aim being shock value. In an interview with Spin magazine Ninja said, “People are unconscious, and you have to use your art as a shock machine to wake them up. Some people are too far gone. They'll just keep asking, ‘Is it real? Is it real?’ That's dwanky. That's a word we have in South Africa, ‘dwanky.’ It's like lame. ‘Is it real?’ You have to be futuristic and carry on. You gotta be a good guide to help people get away from dull experience.” They’ve had a stellar career with 3 studio albums, 2 EPs, 1 mixtape, 18 singles, and 11 music videos.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to alternative hip-hop music!